Wisconsin attempts to remain grounded after win over OSU

first_imgThousands of fans flooded the field at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday. Players cried. The crowd danced. The goal posts came down. But it wasn’t contained to just Madison, Wis. Coming off the biggest night in recent program history, some of Wisconsin’s football players could not contain their emotions. The significance of the Badgers’ 31-18 win over No. 1 Ohio State was not lost on Badgers junior defensive end J.J. Watt. Watt knew the magnitude of the upset. The Camp Randall setting wouldn’t be the only place people would party in Wisconsin. Watt knew every town in the state was rejoicing. The win meant just that much to the state. ‘You go out there, anywhere in Wisconsin, and people are going to be celebrating,’ Watt said after the game. ‘They’re going to be happy because we just took down the No. 1 team, and that’s not something that happens every day.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The win over Ohio State Saturday was Wisconsin’s first win over a No. 1 team since 1981. It was the first time the No. 10 Badgers (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) had beaten a Top 10 team since head coach Bret Bielema took over the team in 2006, and it ended a three-game losing streak to the Buckeyes (6-1, 2-1). But what comes now may be the most difficult part of beating the nation’s No. 1 team — staying focused on next week’s opponent. Bielema hopes his players don’t get too caught up in the hype. He realizes just how tough of a test his Badgers will face when they travel to No. 13 Iowa this weekend. For the state to keep rejoicing, his team needs to remain grounded. ‘As much as we enjoyed Saturday, and I’m sure guys are still getting pats on the back as they go through their first days of class back. We have to shift our focus immediately to Iowa, a very talented football team who is playing very, very well,’ Bielema said in his weekly press conference Monday. ‘It’s a trophy game for us, one of two to exist on our schedule, and one that’s very important to our kids, so it’s a tremendous challenge.’ That challenge may be even more difficult if recent college football history holds true. Since 1990, seven teams ranked outside the Top 10 have knocked off the No. 1 team in the country at home, only to lose their next game on the road the following week. No. 19 South Carolina was the latest to fall victim to that trend last weekend. After ending Alabama’s 19-game winning streak Oct. 9, the Gamecocks blew an 18-point lead at Kentucky and lost 31-28 in Lexington, Ky. Like Bielema, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said he would try to turn his players’ focus toward Kentucky earlier that week but wasn’t sure his players would be able to completely abandon the excitement of upsetting the country’s No. 1 team. And sure enough, his Gamecocks suffered their second loss of the year to the unranked Wildcats. Bielema said he would use that South Carolina loss as an example for his team but would also remind his players of their matchup with Football Championship Subdivision Austin Peay earlier this season. Coming off a 20-19 win over non-conference foe Arizona State, Wisconsin had a seemingly easy matchup with the Governors the next week. Bielema was happy with the way his team carried itself in the week prior to that game, leading up to a 70-3 romp over the Governors. He believes the Badgers are approaching this matchup with Iowa very similarly. ‘We talked all week (before the Austin Peay game) about not having a letdown against a team that you’re better than or that you should go out and focus,’ Bielema said. ‘(The players) had the right response that week. They had the right response this week. I think they’ll have the same response this week.’ But Iowa (5-1, 2-0) is no Austin Peay. The Hawkeyes enter the contest at No. 13 in the country following wins over Michigan and Penn State. They have the sixth-best scoring defense in the country and have won six of their past eight games against the Badgers. And those numbers don’t even take into account the history between the two teams. The rivalry dates back to 1894, and the Hawkeyes hold a slight 42-41-2 advantage over Wisconsin. The rivalry and Iowa’s talent level may end up helping Wisconsin shift attention from that historic win a week ago to the matchup Saturday. But there is still the daunting historical evidence of the giant slayers falling just one week later on the road after knocking off the country’s No. 1 team. But even with all that, Bielema seemed confident his players were ready to look past the excitement from last Saturday and avoid the potential pitfall at Iowa. ‘There wasn’t anything about (Ohio State),’ Bielema said after practice Monday. ‘There wasn’t anything about corrections or anything except moving forward. And actually our players came up and wanted to do that, so it was something that showed me that they’re thinking right and acting right.’ Big man on campus Cam Newton Junior Quarterback No. 5 Auburn Last Week’s Stats: 10-of-14, 140 yards, 1 TD, 25 carries, 188 yards, 3 TDs In a game filled with obscene offensive numbers, Newton’s performance stood out above everyone else’s. The junior quarterback led the Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) to a 65-43 win over No. 21 Arkansas (4-2, 1-2) and propelled himself to the front of the Heisman Trophy race. After falling behind the Razorbacks 43-37 early in the fourth quarter, Newton directed Auburn down the field and retook the lead for the Tigers with a 15-yard pass to sophomore Emory Blake. Auburn went on to score the next 21 points and pulled away from Arkansas for the big win. Newton has now scored 25 touchdowns (13 through the air and 12 on the ground) in his first year as the Tigers’ starting quarterback. While other Heisman contenders have struggled through the start of conference play, the junior has thrived in SEC play. He has led Auburn to wins over No. 19 South Carolina and No. 24 Mississippi State, in addition to the win over the Razorbacks. If Auburn can pull out a win Saturday, when No. 6 Louisiana State comes to town, a battle with No. 7 Alabama in the last week of the regular season could decide Newton’s Heisman fate. zjbrown@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on October 19, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

USC and United Airlines reach agreement to name Coliseum field

first_imgUSC and United Airlines have agreed to a new naming rights deal for the Coliseum, after facing some backlash regarding the original name change. USC and United had initially struck an agreement in May 2017 to rename the stadium United Airlines Memorial Coliseum. The 16-year deal provided USC over $69 million to use toward the Coliseum’s renovation, part of a $315 million undertaking.  Although United officials initially said that the company would be willing to step away from the agreement if USC did not agree to the original name change, the company said it has much to gain from taking on such a prominent role in the Los Angeles community. “USC is honored to be the caretaker of this Los Angeles treasure and, together with United, we are ensuring the Coliseum’s future as a world-class venue,” Austin said in a statement. “The naming of the field is a significant step in USC’s efforts to usher in a modern era for this historic landmark and preserve its legacy.”  Shortly after the original naming rights deal was agreed upon, veterans groups protested that changing the name of the stadium would dilute its identity as a memorial to World War I veterans. Neither USC nor United have released the financial details of the new agreement, which was shortened to 10 years instead of the original 16. Under the revised deal, USC and United said they will support the stadium’s commitment to honor local veterans by supporting veterans who attend USC and erecting a new memorial at the Coliseum to honor veterans. Hahn also pointed out the numerous historical events that the Coliseum has hosted — including the 1932 and 1984 summer Olympics and a visit from Nelson Mandela — to emphasize the idea that the Coliseum serves just as much as a war memorial as it does a sports stadium. The two parties came to a 10-year deal that will result in a new name for just the field, instead of the entire stadium. The field will now be called the United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum starting August.center_img “I think there are certain things that we shouldn’t sell,” said Janice Hahn, president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, who sided with the veterans back in March. “The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was built in an effort to honor those men who were from Los Angeles that marched off in World War I and never came back.” Interim president Wanda M. Austin agreed with Hahn’s perspective that the benefits of the deal extend far beyond the Coliseum’s renovation. Photo from USC News “With so many employees, many of whom are proud veterans themselves, and customers that travel to or call [Los Angeles] home, this sponsorship is a meaningful way to underscore our commitment to California,” said Janet Lamkin, president of California for United Airlines, in a statement. “We always want to do what is best for the communities in which we operate — and in this case, reaching an agreement which upholds the name of such a respected venue while modernizing it for the benefit of future generations was the right thing to do.” “I am pleased that USC and United have come together in a way that will honor the memories of veterans who served in World War I and our broader community of veterans,” Hahn said in a statement. “This agreement ensures that United Airlines remains an important corporate sponsor of the Coliseum renovation project and that the legacy of the Coliseum remains. I am proud that we are moving forward with a shared commitment to veterans.” The introduction of the field’s new name will coincide with USC’s first football game on Aug. 31 against Fresno State at the Coliseum.last_img read more

Syracuse’s schedule complete after ACC dates released

first_img Published on September 13, 2018 at 11:01 am Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Syracuse’s full schedule is complete as the Atlantic Coast Conference announced its entire slate for the 2018-19 season on Thursday.Of the Orange’s 18 conference matchups, eight will be on an ESPN network, including a Monday night matchup at Duke. Syracuse’s last game of the season will be its lone on CBS, when it travels to Clemson.In its entirety, SU will play 11 teams that earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Its seemingly toughest stretch of the season comes at the end of ACC play, when it hosts Duke (Feb. 23) before a two-game road trip at North Carolina (Feb. 26) and Wake Forest (Mar. 2). The Orange then returns home to host Virginia on Mar. 4.This year’s ACC tournament will take place Mar. 12-16 in Charlotte, N.C.Here is SU’s full ACC slate:Saturday, Jan. 5: at Notre Dame, 12 p.m., RaycomAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWednesday, Jan. 9: Clemson, 8 p.m., RaycomSaturday, Jan. 12: Georgia Tech, 6 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2Monday, Jan. 14: at Duke, 7 p.m., ESPN/ESPNUSaturday, Jan. 19: Pittsburgh, 2 p.m., RSNThursday, Jan. 24: Miami, 8 p.m., RaycomSaturday, Jan. 26: at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ESPN2Wednesday, Jan. 30: at Boston College, 8 p.m., RaycomSaturday, Feb. 2: at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNUTuesday, Feb. 5: Florida State, 8 p.m., RaycomSaturday, Feb. 9: Boston College, 2 p.m., RaycomWednesday, Feb. 13: at North Carolina State, 8 p.m., RaycomWednesday, Feb. 20: Louisville, 7 p.m., ESPNSaturday, Feb. 23: Duke, 6/8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2Tuesday, Feb. 26: at North Carolina 7/9 p.m., ESPN/RaycomSaturday, Mar. 2: at Wake Forest, 12 p.m., RaycomMonday, Mar. 4: Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPNSaturday, Mar. 9: at Clemson, 12 p.m., CBSHere is the full non-conference schedule, as well:Tuesday, Nov. 6: Eastern WashingtonSaturday, Nov. 10: Morehead StateThursday, Nov. 15: Connecticut (at Madison Square Garden)Friday, Nov. 16: Iowa or Oregon (at Madison Square Garden)Wednesday, Nov. 21: ColgateWednesday, Nov. 28: Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Ohio StateSaturday, Dec. 1: CornellTuesday, Dec. 4: NortheasternSaturday, Dec. 8: GeorgetownSaturday, Dec. 15: Old DominionTuesday, Dec. 18: BuffaloSaturday, Dec. 22: Arkansas StateSaturday, Dec. 29: St. Bonaventure Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Manchester United and Mourinho succumb to Derby County and Lampard

first_imgAdvertisementDerby County overcame an arduous Manchester United challenge at Old Trafford to secure their spot in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. After a 2-2 scoreline at full-time , The Rams held on to win 8-7 on penalties after Phil Jones’ kick was saved by the former Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson.Image : Frank Lampard celebrates in front of the travelling fans . Source : GettyJuan Mata scored the first goal of the game and his first in nine months . The lead was not long lived as Derby’s Harry Wilson equalized. Things went on from bad to worse for The Red Devils as the United goalkeeper Sergio Romero was sent off for handling the ball outside the box after what looked like a horrendous mistake.Derby took the lead through Jack Marriott header’s in the 85th minute. It was again a Marouane Fellaini header to rescue United on this occasion deep in the 95th minute.Lampard’s men had to endure 8 rounds of penalty shootout before celebrating with their 3000 travelling fans on a historic night for the club .Mourinho’s was a frustrated figure throughout the game but was graceful in defeat after his former Chelsea player, Frank Lampard expressed : ‘He [Mourinho] said what a great performance it was from the [Derby] team. I appreciate that because it’s not easy in defeat in that last moment.’Lampard also added : ‘It was an honour for me to go up against him.’ That goes to show the magnitude of mutual respect between arguably the greatest manager of Chelsea F.C. and the top most scorer of all time of Chelsea F.C.Advertisementlast_img read more

Morgan Stanley sees recession within year if trade war gets any worse

first_imgFeatured Stories Wall Street’s biggest banks are lining up to warn investors of growing recession risks from the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.Reuters/Jason Lee/File Twitter Recommended For YouWall Street treads water as Citi results pressure bank sharesCopper hits two-week high; gains capped by demand doubtsChinese data, Antofagasta help FTSE 100 end longest losing streak in yearsDesjardins announces permanent digital protection to all members following breachIngram Micro Announces First Global Competition to Find the Next Revolutionary Startups Share this storyMorgan Stanley sees recession within year if trade war gets any worse Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Comment More Bloomberg News Reddit Sponsored By: William Mathis and Enda Curran Morgan Stanley sees recession within year if trade war gets any worse Last time the world economy looked like it does now was at the start of 2016 — which was followed by a global slowdown advertisement June 3, 20198:31 AM EDT Filed under News Economy Join the conversation → 2 Comments Wall Street’s biggest banks lined up to warn investors of growing recession risks from the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.A global recession could start within nine months if President Donald Trump imposes 25 per cent tariffs on an additional US$300 billion of Chinese exports and Beijing retaliates, according to Morgan Stanley. Separately, JPMorgan Chase & Co. said the probability of a U.S. recession in the second half of this year had risen to 40 per cent from 25 per cent a month ago.“Recent conversations with investors have reinforced the sense that markets are underestimating the impact of trade tensions,” Chetan Ahya, chief economist at Morgan Stanley, wrote in a report. “Investors are generally of the view that the trade dispute could drag on for longer, but they appear to be overlooking its potential impact on the global macro outlook.”Such warnings may set the tone for financial markets and will inform this week’s gathering in Japan of the Group of 20 finance chiefs. The potential for a marked slowdown in the world economy was underscored Monday by weakening manufacturing gauges across Asia.“Global growth now looks likely to slip below trend for the rest of this year,” JPMorgan Chief Economist Bruce Kasman and colleagues wrote in a report.Also sounding the alert, economists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said they now expect the U.S. to impose 10 per cent tariffs on the remaining US$300 billion-worth of imports from China and on all Mexican goods, too. The bank lowered its U.S. second-half growth forecast by about half a percentage point to 2 per cent and said its sees a greater likelihood of interest-rate cuts from the Federal Reserve.Related Stories:Asian shares creep higher as wary investors await U.S. data, earningsGLOBAL ECONOMY-Asia’s factories falter in June, trade truce fails to brighten outlookAsian shares, dollar brace for China GDP“While it is a close call, the outlook has not yet changed enough for cuts to become our baseline forecast,” Goldman analysts led by Chief Economist Jan Hatzius said in a note.The rift between the Trump administration and China has escalated as each side blames the other for the breakdown in talks. The trade war is also taking on a global dimension amid simmering tensions between the U.S. and the European Union, while Trump is threatening to impose tariffs on Mexican goods in response to illegal immigration.Morgan Stanley’s Ahya advised clients that if the conflict continues, growth will suffer as costs increase, customer demand slows, and companies reduce capital spending.Analysts at Citigroup Inc. recommended investors buy U.S. Treasuries, noting the last time the world economy looked as it does now was at the start of 2016 — which was followed by a meaningful slowdown worldwide.“That episode may provide a useful blueprint for the coming months,” said Mark Schofield, Citigroup’s director of macro strategy. “The U.S. economy has been resilient up to now, however, persistent themes of softening tailwinds in the form of declining fiscal stimulus and strengthening headwinds in the form of trade tensions and China slowdown, are a threat.”Bloomberg.com Email Facebook What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation ← Previous Next →last_img read more